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Wild Australian Parrots Learn to Squawk in English

Walking around a park in Australia these days, you might be forgiven for thinking that you’ve stumbled into a Disney movie, as wild birds fly down and greet you with a perfectly intelligible “Hello.”

Don’t worry…you haven’t fallen down the rabbit hole! There’s actually a perfectly reasonable explanation. It seems that escaped pet parrots have been teaching their wild cousins scraps of English they picked up while in captivity. Read more